⌨️ 2023 AP Computer Science Principles Study Plan

Welcome to this plethora of resources that cover everything you need to know for AP CSP! This toolkit is constantly being updated with more resources. AP Computer Science Principles is a college-level course where you will develop an understanding of the field of computer science as a whole. You will explore real-world problems by creating algorithms and programs, ultimately contributing to a more collaborative, ethical computing culture.

🚨 All you need to know about the 2023 AP Computer Science Principles Exam!

The AP Computer Science Principles Exam

A breakdown of the exam content by percentage.

Big Idea Exam Weighting (Multiple-Choice Section)
Creative Development 10%–13%
Data 17%–22%
Algorithms and Programming 30%–35%
Computer Systems and Networks 11%–15%
Impact of Computing 21%–26%

Computational Thinking Practices

By taking AP Computer Science Principles, you’ll gain a variety of skills that will help you think and code like a computer scientist—collaboratively and ethically.

Skill Description Exam Weighting (Multiple-Choice Section)
1. Computational Solution Design Design and evaluate computational solutions for a purpose. 18%–25%
2. Algorithms and Program Development Develop and implement algorithms. 20%–28%
3. Abstraction in Program Development Develop programs that incorporate abstractions. 7%–12%
4. Code Analysis Evaluate and test algorithms and programs. 12%–19%
5. Computing Innovations Investigate computing innovations. 28%–33%
6. Responsible Computing Contribute to an inclusive, safe, collaborative, and ethical computing culture. Not assessed

Study Guides for Every Unit

🕹️ Unit 1 – Creative Development

⚙️ Unit 2 – Data

📱 Unit 3 – Algorithms and Processing

🖥️ Unit 4 – Computer Systems & Networks

⌨️ Unit 5 – Impact of Computing

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